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Community support grows for family of Gardner-Edgerton student killed in fatal wreck

Seventeen-year-old Haylei Jo Bell died in a fatal wreck Tuesday on her way to school.
Seventeen-year-old Haylei Jo Bell died in a fatal wreck Tuesday on her way to school.

Donations continue to pour in to a memorial fund established to help the family of a Gardner-Edgerton High School student killed earlier this week in a fatal wreck.

About 250 people have donated more than $16,000 in three days to help the family of 17-year-old Haylei Jo Bell with expenses. Bell died in a fatal wreck Tuesday on her way to school.

The memorial fund originated on the fund-raising website GoFundMe.

According to the page, Bell was a senior at Gardner-Edgerton and a member of the Trailblazer volleyball and track teams. She was set to attend Missouri Valley College and join their volleyball team next fall.

The crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday along 207th Street between Cedar Niles and Moonlight roads.

Bell died at the scene and a second person — reportedly Bell’s sister — was taken to the hospital.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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